Aloe Vera and IBS
Aloe Vera is one of the most important herbs that can be used for treating treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Aloe vera has the capability to reduce visceral hypersensitivity and to relieve IBS symptoms. The herb when taken regularly boosts the immunity power of the body.
What is IBS and its symptoms
IBS is a problem that is related to the stomach. It affects the normal functioning of the stomach due to poor digestion. The stomach will not have the power to absorb nutrients from the food that is being taken. Those suffering from IBS have lot of problems like constipation, pain when excreting, feeling of bloatedness in the stomach, and abdominal pain. This leads to deteriorating of health and fatigue.
How Aloe Vera can cure IBS
The gel of the Aloe Vera leaf has great medicinal properties. Some of them are – the gel has pain kiiling property, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties. Since IBS affects the lining present in the intestine, Aloe Vera has the capability to heal the cells and tissues present in the intestine.
How to treat IBS using Aloe
In order to cure IBS, Aloe Vera needs to be taken in some form or the other. The best way to consume it is to cut open the Aloe leaf and take out the fresh gel that is available within. The gel can be taken directly. The only caution that needs to be exercised is that make sure that you don t consume the latex. This can be done once daily morning in empty stomach.
In some places, Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate (WLAVJC) is available. You may consider drinking it. The concentrate is normally prepared based on the recommendations of Karen Masterson-Koch.
Aloe Vera is bitter in taste and hence many people do not want to take in raw form. Such people can consider taking Aloe Vera drinks which is normally prepared along with fresh fruits.
How long to take the medicine for complete cure
It is better to take continuously for 2 months. The problems and IBS symptoms disappear quickly.
Is it safe to take Aloe Vera for IBS
There has not been a proper research done to study the side effects of taking Aloe. Since Aloe is a natural herb, it is safe to take it. Some people may experience loose motion for a couple of days. Prolonged use may cause few side effects like deficiency of vitamins and minerals, electrolyte imbalance, etc.
Precautions that need to be followed
Aloe Vera flushes out the wastes from the body. Hence some people experience loose motion for initial few days.
There are many digestive aids available in the market. Most of them may not mention that Aloe has been included in the drink.